Instructor: Hugo Paris

Two evenings:

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of sound synthesis, and their manifestation within the Pure Data (PD) software environment. You will be invited to use the acquired knowledge to develop your own Pure Data sound generation patches. This workshop can be taken individually, or as a refresher before entering pt.2 of the 2-day Create your own collaborative Instrument with Pure Data workshop, where you will be invited to take a software instrument, and its physical controls, from concept to realization. Further controller options and ways to map them to a PD patch can be explored in the Sensing the World with Pure Data workshop.


All levels

A desire to learn PD

interest in audio synthesis

Personal computer

Learning Skills/takeaways

Sound synthesis basics: oscillator, waveform, filter types, VCA, modifier, (+AM / FM if time allows)

intro to design-thinking, creative coding and audio algorithms within the PD environment

PD set up and ready to be used on a personal workstation


Intro knowledge of Pure Data and audio synthesis

Ready to take Pt.2 of the creative coding with Pure Data: Make your own collaborative electronic music Instrument

We have a limited number of scholarships for our workshops. If you need an application, please send an email to with your complete name and contact information.

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